RobMacKillop wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:36 pm
What's spiritual about it, Andrew?
And what do you need a towel for, Mark?
Certainly, it is awe inspiring...but it's a giant leap backwards to suggest there is a spirit behind it.
Short answer: the wonderment typical of humankind.
Humans have looked at the stars for 1000s of years in wonderment. Human inability to comprehend the universe over the millennia has lead to all manner of preposterous answers for how it exists in reality. For me, this is unaffected by the new pictures, which only cause more wonderment and questions on my part.
For example, everybody can see the sun easily. But the explanation long ago was that a giant beetle rolled the sun across the sky. So the visuals show us what is there. We still must wonder about what is unseen and unknown. Personally, I hypothesize that there is an unseen giant woodpecker punching a hole into a giant fiery tree trunk.